In FUN Graphs – I like to look at certain metrics, is there a way to save my preferences so I don’t have to make the change each time?

Yes, FAST Graphs has a “Save My View” button. Due to the complexity of all the metrics provided on FUN Graphs, we have designed the “Save My View” button to save subscriber preferences on each of the four major graphing options.  However, if the subscriber changes the metrics they are viewing, the new view must Read more about In FUN Graphs – I like to look at certain metrics, is there a way to save my preferences so I don’t have to make the change each time?[…]

What Are FUN Graphs?

FUN is an acronym for Financial Underlying Numbers. FUN Graphs are designed to empower premium subscribers the capability to quickly and efficiently engage in a comprehensive and deep dive into each company’s historical fundamental results.  There are 4 separate but comprehensive and powerful FUN graphing options available to premium subscribers.  Each of these graphing options Read more about What Are FUN Graphs?[…]

Dividend yield on LAZ is shown as 5.7% in Fast Graphs-why is it so high?

FAST Graphs receives all of our data from S&P Capital IQ.  This includes the dividend yield which we pulled directly from S&P Capital IQ.  The following screenshot shows the section where we pull dividend yield on LAZ.  As you can see, they are reporting the dividend yield of 5.7%, which is what we are showing Read more about Dividend yield on LAZ is shown as 5.7% in Fast Graphs-why is it so high?[…]

S&P 500 Index is ^SPX, are there other indexes on FAST Graphs?

Unfortunately we do not currently subscribe to the S&P Capital IQ Index database. The database we subscribe to only provides earnings information on the S&P 500 index (^SPX).     You can find price information on: Russell 1000 Growth Index (^RLG) NASDAQ Composite Index (^COMP) Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) To search for other indexes, if you Read more about S&P 500 Index is ^SPX, are there other indexes on FAST Graphs?[…]

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How is the FAST Graphs dividend payout ratio calculated? Is it div paid / earnings, or div paid / cash flow, or something else?

The dividend payout ratio reported by FAST Graphs is relative to the metric utilized.  If you are looking at “Adjusted (Operating) Earnings” then the dividend payout ratio would represent the portion of Operating Earnings paid.  If you are looking at “Operating Cash Flow” the dividend payout ratio would represent the portion of Operating Cash Flow, Read more about How is the FAST Graphs dividend payout ratio calculated? Is it div paid / earnings, or div paid / cash flow, or something else?[…]

I’m struggling to understand the definition of the orange P/E line especially in comparison to the blue P/E line. Do you have something you recommend me reading to fill in the gaps?

One of the most valuable features of the research tool is its dynamic capabilities.  Each time you draw a different timeframe, important calculations such as earnings growth rate (or the growth rate of whatever metric you are drawing) will be calculated relative to the timeframe drawn.  Therefore, it’s imperative that you always check the color-coded Read more about I’m struggling to understand the definition of the orange P/E line especially in comparison to the blue P/E line. Do you have something you recommend me reading to fill in the gaps?[…]

Why doesn’t the Normal P/E in the historical graph match the normal P/E in the forecasting graph?

The earnings and price correlated historical graph (the main graph) includes forecasting data when you are running timeframes.  In contrast, the “Historical” normal P/E ratio forecasting calculator is utilizing only completed historical data. Therefore, in order to get the same normal P/E ratio on both the main graph and the forecasting graph, you have to Read more about Why doesn’t the Normal P/E in the historical graph match the normal P/E in the forecasting graph?[…]

Why F.A.S.T. Graphs™ Reports Five Versions Of Earnings

F.A.S.T. Graphs displays five separate earnings mnemonics. These include: Adjusted (Operating) Earnings (Default mnemonic) Normalized Basic Tax-Adjusted Earnings Normalized Basic Earnings Basic Earnings Diluted Earnings (GAAP) Each one describes the underlying profitability of a company in a slightly different manner. Keep in mind that these metrics are often more similar than different, but they do Read more about Why F.A.S.T. Graphs™ Reports Five Versions Of Earnings[…]

What is the definition of the Blended P/E

There are several factors that will cause financial websites to report different P/E ratios.  For starters, you must be cognizant of the specific earnings metric that is being utilized.  Many sites will utilize diluted (GAAP) earnings when they do the calculation. FAST Graphs defaults to “Adjusted (Operating) Earnings.”  However, “Diluted Earnings (GAAP)” are available with Read more about What is the definition of the Blended P/E[…]